I can only apologise guys and girls for my lack of updates recently. I’m hoping that sharing this work in progress picture will help motivate me to pick up my brushes a bit more. What do you think so far? Any suggestions to help me finish the 2nd edition project?
It's tough but you must be so close to finishing now – go go!
You need to add the old Ghazghull Thraka model! with his little gretchin companion!
cool but do more hobbit tutorials plz
No suggestions, just a humble opinion. This is one of the best projects currently underway on the entire net, the nostalgia factor is especially appealing, and it's an inspiration to all of us who sometimes feel our old models aren't worth finishing. Dig deep and make the final push, you CAN do it Garfy! 🙂
Motivation to finish the project? Put all you have finished on one side, all that is left to complete on the other and see that you can't let one model sully all the hard work that has been put in so far.
Finish the dread and then put the brushes down, even God needed a day to reflect on what he had accomplished.
I would also like to express my appreciation for this and of course your other projects Garfy. All of your posts are always loaded with hobby goodness and have such a lovely positive approach towards the hobby in general. To me reading Garfy posts feels like good ol' White Dwarf reading sans the little negative aspects that we have to deal with these days. So yes, please do continue with this project here! I am usually not so very keen on the old models even if I have a lot of fond memories. But you were able (easily!) to top what GW did back in the day (and how much we drooled over those old pics back then) – just great!
Awww I love you guys!
I'm late to the love in, but oh well. Garfy, these models are simply amazing so far, especially the simple but elegant solution to the card terrain you found! Keep it up, I am excited to see the finished models!
I am a new visitor to this site, and must add my voice to the chorus thanking Tale of Painters for posting this series. I started playing 40K in 2nd edition, and this boxed set was my first purchase for the game. It is incredibly cool, especially for me as I am coming back to the game many years later, to see this old set being recreated. If you look at what it contained, it really was a great value at the time, and this box contained enough to get two people started in the hobb. I ended up selling off all the original models (to buy the first Tyranids), so it is extra cool for me to see this stuff again.
Here's some motivation – how cool would it be to mark the release of 7th edition than by playing a game of 2nd edition retro awesomeness . So busy busy busy with the paintbrush and thanks again for sharing this epic trip down memory lane
I love seeing these old models painted in 2014. Cool stuff.
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Looking very nice!
I just painted a 2nd ed dreadnought recently. 2nd one I've ever done. For some reason I found the miniature a bit of a chore even though I really love it.
I'm still not happy with the end result, I'll be going back to it at some point to play around with it and finish it properly.
As for advice for the project, maybe add a couple of character models or a transport on either side to spice things up.
I think there were charts in the campaign booklet that had injury/damage rolls for these extra things.